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Buck Hatcher

Buck Hatcher
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Hatcher c. 1920
Tennessee Volunteers
Position Tackle/Punter/Quarterback
Career history
College Tennessee (1915–1916; 1919–1920)
Personal information
Date of birth (1896-05-11)May 11, 1896
Place of birth Fayetteville, Tennessee
Date of death November 5, 1987(1987-11-05) (aged 91)
Place of death Fayetteville, Tennessee
Career highlights and awards

Adolphus Henry "Buck" Hatcher (May ll, 1896 – November 7, 1987) was a college football player.

University of Tennessee

Hatcher was a prominent tackle for the Tennessee Volunteers football teams of the University of Tennessee. He once kicked a 52-yard field goal.[1] At Tennessee he was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon.

1916

Tennessee upset Vanderbilt 10 to 6 in 1916. Hatcher played at quarterback; his also punting contributed significantly, outpunting Tom Zerfoss by 15 yards consistently.[2] The New York Herald ranked Hatcher as the season's premier punter.[3] Tennessee finished undefeated and ranked with Georgia Tech as Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association (SIAA) co-champions.

1919

A steady rain hindered the 1919 Tennessee–Vanderbilt contest which ended as a 3 to 3 tie. Josh Cody scored on a 30-yard drop kick, and Hatcher later made a 25-yard drop kick.[4]

1920

Hatcher was captain[5] and selected All-Southern in 1920.[6]

References

  1. Marvin West. Legends of the Tennessee Vols. p. 7. 
  2. "Defeat of Vandy Was Big Surprise". The Charlotte Observer. November 13, 1916. p. 6. Retrieved March 29, 2015 – via Newspapers.com.  open access publication - free to read
  3. "[1]". The Record of Sigma Alpha Epsilon 37: 150. 
  4. "Football Gleanings". The Davidsonian. October 15, 1919. p. 2. Retrieved March 29, 2015 – via Newspapers.com.  open access publication - free to read
  5. "Tennessee Names Hatcher". The Washington Post. December 5, 1919. p. 10. Retrieved May 7, 2015 – via Newspapers.com.  open access publication - free to read
  6. "All-Southern Grid Eleven Is Named". December 6, 1920. p. 12. Retrieved March 2, 2015 – via Newspapers.com.  open access publication - free to read

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